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Using Dissent to Challenge Our Own Assumptions

March 4, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

There has been a fair amount of discussion regarding Ron’s thoughtful blog on SAFe. I want to shift the discussion from what Ron said to what we can learn.  I do not intend to respond to Ron's entries directly.  What I will say is that Ron is very intelligent, very experienced and truly wanting to make a positive difference in the community.


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Making Scrum SAFe

January 24, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

There are several flavors of Scrum – from Classic Scrum to Scrumban. The differences are not just with what practices are followed, but by the mindset underneath them.  I will mention some mindset shifts of SAFe Scrum that are different from Classic Scrum:


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Not Doing SAFe? No Problem. Not Doing These? Big Problem

January 19, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

There is a lot of negative press about SAFe it seems.  They talk about how it is overkill, but it seems no one recognizes that it suggests a variety of practices that have proven to be essential.  So, if you don’t want to do SAFe, that’s fine, but if you don’t do all of these things, then you are likely going to have troubles.  Here are what we’ve seen to be essential practices at scale:


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Observation Bias - A True Story

January 5, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I don’t normally talk about an event that happened in my life several years ago because I am afraid what people will think of me.  But a recent twitter conversation about observation bias has compelled me to describe it.


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